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English definition of “marshmallow”

marshmallow

noun uk   /ˈmɑːʃˌmæl.əʊ/ us    /ˈmɑːrʃˌmæl.oʊ/

marshmallow noun (SWEET)

[C or U] a soft, sweet, pink or white food: Why don't we toast some marshmallows over the fire?Sweets

marshmallow noun (COWARD)

[C] informal humorous a person who is not strong, brave, or confident: The situation called for someone tough, and I was a complete marshmallow.Heroes and cowards
(Definition of marshmallow from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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